Apple has released the new “Behind the Mac: Skywalker Sound” short film which takes the audience through the incredible process of creating and recording sounds for movies, videos, animations, and other content on Macs.
Founded in 1975 by George Lucas, Skywalker Sound is the sound effects, design, editing, mixing, and recording decision of Lucasfilm located at George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch in Lucas Valley, California. The studio is recognized for its work in the blockbuster Star Wars movie in 1977 and has many many hits to its credit like E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Toy Story (1995), Titanic (1997), Tron: Legacy (2010), and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).
Mac is a significant part of the sound design process reveals the new “Behind the Mac: Skywalker Sound” movie
Working in a studio unlike any other, a ranch surrounded by nature, packed with objects and equipment, the Skywalker Sound team shares the same joy of creating umpteenth sounds which undoubtedly complete any movie.
The whole team takes great pride in their contribution to the iconic Star Wars franchise which delivered a whole new experience of world galaxies away and says that Mac is an important part of their creative process.
The scream of a TIE fighter. The Pew-Pew! of a blaster. Behind the Mac: Skywalker Sound spotlights the team of creators who collaborate to make the magic we hear onscreen. From field recording and Foley to sound design and mixing, these artists reveal their process, showing us how they use Mac to bring to life sounds from the Star Wars universe and beyond.
Behind the Mac is Apple’s social media marketing campaign for Macs which highlights the usefulness of Mac computers in users’ lives to make presentations, compose songs, edit videos, run businesses, and other uses. Watch the latest amazing episode “Behind the Mac: Skywalker Sound” on Apple’s YouTube channel.